Using PHP 8 with Laragon

Laragon is local WAMP development server (and a much better one than XAMMP..) - I use it for most of my development work. Recently I’ve moved a couple of my ongoing projects over to PHP 8, and was caught out slightly by some unexpected behaviour. Laragon makes it pretty easy to add a new PHP/Apache version, but it makes a slight mistake when generating the mod_php config. You need to change...

February 17, 2021 · 1 min · 88 words · Sammy

Panic! At The December 2020 Core Update

I’ve actually got a draft post which I started yesterday about Technical SEO to finish, but something caught my interest today - Google announced the roll out of their December 2020 Core Update. Like any Core Update, this is going to be a large change to their search and ranking algorithm, and the Panic! has already begun 😁 I keep a vague, interested yet sceptical eye on some of the more technical aspects of the SEO world - I’m putting my money on the update to include some of these:...

December 3, 2020 · 1 min · 177 words · Sammy